Zhang, Xiaohong ; Chen, Xiaomin
Łobodziec, Agnieszka - red. ; Filipczak, Iwona - red.
Speak beyond the edge: Chinese and American confessional poetry in a cross-cultural context
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Subject and Keywords:
confessional poetry ; reception ; politics ; women poets ; gender politics
American confessional poetry surfaced on the literary horizon against the backdrop of the time-honored Western confessional tradition and a clamorous post-War American society . As an experimental poetic voice, it challenged the yokes of all kinds: political, military, moral, cultural and literary . In the 1980s, warm reception of American confessional poetry in China engendered a discourse of Chinese confessions that is markedly poignant, dark and introspective. ; This paper looks into the making of a Chinese confessional poetics, especially of a discourse of women`s poetry, in terms of shared authorial thematic and stylistic preferences, in interaction with American confessional poetry as a cross-cultural literary construct imbued with political significance . In doing so, it examines Chinese and American confessional poetry as a self-positioning, self-defining, self-articulating and self-interpreting act on the margin of the socio-political domain.
Zielona Góra: Oficyna Wydawnicza Uniwersytetu Zielonogórskiego
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